On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en Podcast: U.S. Scrambles To Develop New Rocket Engine In Wake Of Disagreements With Russia http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-us-scrambles-develop-new-rocket-engine-wake-disagreements-russia <div class="node-body blog-body">Frank Morring joined Bill Sweetman and Jim Asker in a discussion about U.S. rocket engine development now and in the near future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-us-scrambles-develop-new-rocket-engine-wake-disagreements-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-us-scrambles-develop-new-rocket-engine-wake-disagreements-russia#comments Defense Space Ares On Space Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:10:00 +0000 1186411 at http://aviationweek.com Soyuz TMA-12M Makes Safe Return to Earth with ISS Crew http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-tma-12m-makes-safe-return-earth-iss-crew <div class="node-body blog-body">A pinpoint landing for the Soyuz TMA-12M crew, NASA's Steve Swanson and Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, after 169 days in Earth orbit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-tma-12m-makes-safe-return-earth-iss-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-tma-12m-makes-safe-return-earth-iss-crew#comments Space On Space Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:10:00 +0000 1185501 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Expedition 40 commander Steve Swanson, of NASA, cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Atemyev, pictured left to right, gather aboard the ISS before departing for Earth. NASA</p> Iridium and Aireon talk ADS-B http://aviationweek.com/blog/iridium-and-aireon-talk-ads-b <div class="node-body blog-body"><b>The full-length version of AW&amp;ST&#39;s August 2014 interview with Iridium CEO Matthew Desch and Aireon President and CEO Donald Thoma is below, with web-only excerpts highlighted in green.</b></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/iridium-and-aireon-talk-ads-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/iridium-and-aireon-talk-ads-b#comments Space Global On Space Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:35:00 +0000 1181671 at http://aviationweek.com Undersea Astronaut Crew Will Test Deep Space Communications, Robotics Strategies http://aviationweek.com/blog/undersea-astronaut-crew-will-test-deep-space-communications-robotics-strategies <div class="node-body blog-body">"Imagine we land humans on Mars and we have five to 10 robots we can send out to areas of interest for our researchers to look at," said Randy Bresnik, NEEMO 19's commander. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/undersea-astronaut-crew-will-test-deep-space-communications-robotics-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/undersea-astronaut-crew-will-test-deep-space-communications-robotics-strategies#comments Space On Space Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:24:00 +0000 1179021 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Florida International University&#39;s Aquarius undersea lab, Atlantic seabed serve as analog for deep space missions. FIU/NASA.</p> Astronaut Steve Nagel's Unforgettable Landing http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-steve-nagels-unforgettable-landing <div class="node-body blog-body">Astronaut Steve Nagel has died after a battle with cancer. We'll never forget his 1991 space shuttle landing. It was bad but could have been worse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-steve-nagels-unforgettable-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/astronaut-steve-nagels-unforgettable-landing#comments Space North America On Space Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:58:00 +0000 1176631 at http://aviationweek.com Podcast: Is There Room for Entrepreneurs in Aerospace and Defense? http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-there-room-entrepreneurs-aerospace-and-defense <div class="node-body blog-body">A new venture is developing a low-cost launch vehicle to orbit small satellites. But two smaller companies bid for – and ultimately lost – contracts to build technology demonstrators for the U.S. Army’s next-generation rotorcraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-there-room-entrepreneurs-aerospace-and-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-there-room-entrepreneurs-aerospace-and-defense#comments Defense Space Ares On Space Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:21:00 +0000 1176281 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Waiting On Batteries Before Resuming ISS Spacewalks http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks <div class="node-body blog-body">U. S. orchestrated spacewalks, previously set for Aug. 21 and 29, will be rescheduled for later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-waiting-batteries-resuming-iss-spacewalks#comments Space On Space Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:43:00 +0000 1170491 at http://aviationweek.com <p>U. S. International Space Station astronauts wait for battery replacements to resume maintenance spacewalks. NASA</p> SpaceX on Rumored Layoffs http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs <div class="node-body blog-body">California company sees 5% workforce reduction</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-rumored-layoffs#comments Space Global North America On Space Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:30:00 +0000 1163431 at http://aviationweek.com UPDATE: DigitalGlobe's Before and After Images of MH17 Crash Site http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. commercial imagery provider DigitalGlobe posts electro-optical images of eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/update-digitalglobes-and-after-images-mh17-crash-site#comments Space Global On Space Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 1159701 at http://aviationweek.com ESA's Venus Express Completes Aerobraking Test http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test <div class="node-body blog-body">"Once we have completed the orbit raise, we look forward to procesing and analyzing the scientific data collected onthe atmosphere," says Patrick Martin, ESA's Venus Express mission manager. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-venus-express-completes-aerobraking-test#comments Space On Space Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:27:00 +0000 1154941 at http://aviationweek.com <p>European Space Agency&#39;s Venus Express weathers rugged aero braking session. ESA&nbsp;</p> Parachute Failure Mars NASA's LDSD Pacific Flight Test http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test <div class="node-body blog-body">"This is sort of new territory we were in," said NASA Low Density Supersonic Decelerator engineer Dan Coatta. "Our test goals were to inflate the balloon, launch, get up to altitude successfully, drop off the balloon, have the rocket motor fire and get up to speed." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/parachute-failure-mars-nasas-ldsd-pacific-flight-test#comments Space On Space Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:36:00 +0000 1147651 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX to launch Orbcomm on Falcon 9 July 14 http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14 <div class="node-body blog-body">But will they webcast it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-orbcomm-falcon-9-july-14#comments Space On Space Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:00 +0000 1146911 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Primed for New Round of Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Launch Attempts http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts <div class="node-body blog-body">The U. S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility has cleared launch attempts for June 28, 29 and 30, July 1 and 3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-primed-new-round-low-density-supersonic-decelerator-launch-attempts#comments Space On Space Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 1145731 at http://aviationweek.com <p><em>NASA&#39;s saucer-like Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator inflates to increase atmospheric drag for Mars landing. NASA&nbsp;</em></p> NASA's $2.5 Billion Curiosity Rover Reaches Prime Mission Threshold http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold <div class="node-body blog-body">"When you are exploring another planet, you expect surprises," notes Jim Erickson, NASA's Curiosity project manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-25-billion-curiosity-rover-reaches-prime-mission-threshold#comments Space On Space Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:35:00 +0000 1144491 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Curiosity marks one Martian year in Gale Crater. NASA</p> Podcast: The State of Human Deep Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>How likely is human flight to Mars? In this week&#39;s Check 6 podcast, longtime space editors Jim Asker and Frank Morring discuss this week&#39;s cover package.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/podcast-state-human-deep-space-exploration#comments Space On Space Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:36:00 +0000 1142591 at http://aviationweek.com